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Toppan Reduces CO2 Emissions by 63,000 Metric Tons in 2020 with Barrier Packaging

05 November 2021: Toppan, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials and electronics solutions, provides packaging that uses GL BARRIER, a leading brand of transparent barrier film that enables reduction of CO2 emissions when used as an alternative to aluminum foil.

Toppan has quantified reduction in CO2 emission volume, and, to strengthen its efforts in the area of eco-friendly packaging that contributes to decarbonization, calculated CO2 emission volume in fiscal 2020 from shipments of retort food pouches and mono-material food pouches with spouts that use GL BARRIER. The results indicate a reduction in CO2 emission volume of approximately 63,000 metric tons when compared with packaging that uses aluminum foil. This is equivalent to the volume of CO2 emitted annually by about 23,000 households.

To accelerate efforts to supply optimal packaging that minimizes CO2 emissions and provides outstanding functionality, Toppan has also developed SmartLCA-CO2™, a system for automated calculation of CO2 emission volume across the entire package life cycle of individual products based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The system will be launched at Toppan’s core plant for flexible packaging in Gunma, Japan, in November this year. Toppan will take advantage of the system to propose packaging specifications that minimize CO2 emissions to manufacturers in such sectors as food, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals.

Targeting a decarbonized society, Toppan aims to drive greater visibility of CO2 emission volumes and contribute to emission reduction by advancing a shift to GL BARRIER, including mono-material packaging, and optimizing package design.

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